Celebrating Seniors Month 2024: Our Commitment to Senior Cybersafety

Have you ever heard about Facebook scamming? It’s a real problem, especially for our senior community. June is Seniors Month, a perfect time to honor and celebrate the invaluable contributions of our senior citizens. It’s also a great time to talk about the unique challenges they face, especially online.

Consider Lesa Lowery’s story covered by CBC. Lesa had a frightening experience when a scammer took over her Facebook account. For three long days, she watched helplessly as the fraudster pretended to be her, tricking her friends and taking their money. Our founder and cybersafety expert, Claudiu Popa, was interviewed in the article and video, providing valuable insights into how these scams work and how to prevent them.

Lesa’s story is a powerful reminder of the dangers seniors face online. Let’s make sure we support our loved ones by helping them stay safe and confident on the internet. Watch this video to learn more about Lesa’s experience:

As we celebrate Seniors Month, we are committed to working for seniors by providing comprehensive cybersafety education and resources to ensure their online safety. Here’s how we are working diligently in the cybersafety space to protect and empower our seniors.

To further support our senior community, we offer a range of comprehensive cybersafety resources:

Our Cybersafety Courses for Seniors

To further support our senior community, we offer a range of comprehensive cybersafety resources:

  • Scams: Spot Them and Stop Them: This course is designed to educate seniors on the various types of scams they might encounter online. It covers techniques to identify fraudulent emails, websites, and phone calls. By learning to spot the red flags, seniors can prevent themselves from falling victim to scams.
  • Protect Your Device: In this course, seniors learn how to secure their computers, smartphones, and tablets. The curriculum includes installing and updating antivirus software, configuring firewalls, and performing regular security scans. These practices are essential for safeguarding devices against malware and other cyber threats.
  • Protect Your Information: This course focuses on protecting personal information online. It covers creating strong, unique passwords, enabling two-factor authentication, and recognizing secure websites. By following these best practices, seniors can ensure their personal data remains confidential and secure.

Stay Safe Online with Our Resources

To further support our senior community, we offer a range of comprehensive cybersafety resources:

  • The Grandparent Scam: 5 Helpful Tips To Tell Fraud From Family: This resource provides practical tips to distinguish between genuine family contacts and potential scammers.
  • Scammer Trick: Phishing – How To Spot It And Stop It: Understand how phishing scams work and learn how to identify and avoid them.
  • The SAFE Scan: A comprehensive guide to scanning your devices for security vulnerabilities and protecting your personal information.
  • Password Managers: What They Are And How To Use Them: The resource explains the importance of using unique passwords for each account to enhance security and highlights the feature of secure notes in password managers, which can be used to maintain pseudonymity online by keeping track of fabricated information.

Join Us

As we celebrate Seniors Month this June, we reaffirm our commitment to working for seniors, ensuring they can enjoy the benefits of technology without compromising their safety. We invite you to participate in our initiatives, explore our resources, and spread the word about the importance of cybersafety for seniors.

Together, we can create a safer digital environment for everyone. Visit our Seniors Cybersafety Page to learn more and get started today.

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